Meet Phil Smith
Practice Leader, Compensation Services

Phil Smith is responsible for the strategy and service delivery of Crown Compensation Services. He joined this year with 30 years of experience in expatriate tax and mobility, working for one of the Big Four accounting firms.

With a background in expatriate tax, Phil has advised both corporate and individual clients on the strategy and impact of specific assignments, as well as building and running cross-border mobility programs. Working across the end-to-end cycle of mobility has given Phil a wealth of knowledge to ensure clients’ needs are met in response to a changing regulatory landscape, using a pragmatic approach to balance regulation and risk.

Prior to joining Crown, Phil was an Executive Director at a leading firm’s Global Compensation Services practice. He spent the prior five years as part of a leadership team that customized compensation accumulation services for a single client, and developing that into a modular service across the client base. With experience in client sales and account management responsibilities as well as internal operational roles, Phil has broad insights into running global client engagement teams and the commercial aspects of the service.